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Word: ancestry

Definition: family descent; ADJ. ancestral


Sentences Containing 'ancestry'

A colonial ancestry entitled him to membership in the Sons of the American Revolution and in the Society of Colonial Wars.
A large percentage of politicians, businessmen, professionals and entertainers in the country are of French ancestry.
Adelmann or Adelman is a surname of Jewish (Ashkenazic) and/or German ancestry.
An unknown number with mixed French and Lao ancestry can be found throughout Laos.
Ancestry and history of the Baronetcy of the City of Westminster.
Ancestry and Lineage of Lachlan Mcintosh
Another myth has it that Gharaibeh's ancestry is mixed peasantry with little or no Bedouin heritage.
Brown's ancestry was African American, Chicksaw, and Choctaw.
Cotys I was a monarch of Greek, Iranian and Roman ancestry.
From his paternal side he has German ancestry.
He has Mexican ancestry on his mother's side and Native American ancestry on his father's.
Her ancestry includes Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian roots.
His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, and French.
His ancestry includes Northern Irish, German, and English.
His ancestry is partly Icelandic, and he grew up in a Mormon family.
His family is Catholic and of Anglo-Indian ancestry.
His family was of indigenous ancestry, although they were probably not Yaqui, as was widely assumed.
His family was of Kurdish ancestry, and had originated from the city of Dvin in medieval Armenia.
His father was of German, Irish, and English descent, while his mother was of Italian ancestry.
His mother was Jewish and his father is a Catholic of Italian and distant French-Canadian ancestry.
His mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was born in Wichita, Kansas, and was of mostly English ancestry.
In 1990’s villagers around the rock are of mixed Vedda and Sinhalese ancestry.
Instead were these frail creatures who had forgotten their high ancestry, and the white Things of which I went in terror.
It is claimed he was a supporter of the Nazis despite his Jewish ancestry, which was an open secret.
Many Scottish New Zealanders have Māori or other non-European ancestry.
Mexico. In Mexico, a sizeable population can trace its ancestry to France.
Mithridates IV was of Persian and Greek Macedonian ancestry.
Most families are therefore closely related due to intermarriage and sharing of common ancestry.
Most of his ancestry is Italian, with some Scottish.
Nichols was born in Washington, D.C. to parents of Scottish ancestry.
Nothing is known of his ancestry except his father's name.
Oral traditions trace Samoan ancestry back to pre-history.
Other draft breeds such as the Shire claim destrier ancestry, though proof is less certain.
Per capita income in the United States by ancestry
Persons of ethnic Tamil ancestry form about 58% of Singapore's Indian residents.
Scottish New Zealanders are New Zealanders who are of Scottish ancestry.
Somali Australians are Australian citizens and residents of Somali ancestry.
Tharman is a Singaporean of Sri Lankan Tamil ancestry.
The ancestry and evolutionary relationships of the deinotheres remain obscure.
The ancestry and heritage of the Deutschschweiz is German for centuries back.
The ancestry of this tribe is not definitely known.
The Commander in Chief of the Maratha army, his ancestry traces back to the Aryan royal clan.
The immigrants were primarily of English and German ancestry.
The school rescinded its offer when his mother was unable to document his ancestry.
The Swedish Red and Norwegian Red breeds also have some ancestry based in Shorthorn genetics.
This is a list of per capita income for U.S. citizens, organized by ancestry.
Three of her grandparents were of Italian descent, and the fourth of Polish ancestry.
Weiden, of German and Italian ancestry, was raised in Porto Alegre, Brasil.
Yea, more than equally, thought Ahab; since both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy.
“Sassone is a Florentine by birth, ancestry and temperament.

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